National Certificate of Personal Training

National Certificate of Personal Training

Course Description

Trifocus National Certificate of Personal Training (National Certificate of Fitness) is a full qualification in personal training.

Begin your career as a personal trainer or fitness instructor with this practical year-long certificate. The course is designed to furnish you with the knowledge of how to demonstrate, design and lead fitness programmes for groups or individuals.

In this course, you will learn to instruct, conduct fitness assessment and design exercise programmes. Additionally, you will learn how to converse and motivate a variety of clientele from different backgrounds.

The National Certificate in Fitness is the minimum Personal Training certification required by both Virgin Active and Planet Fitness gyms to allow you to work at their facilities.

To upgrade this course, have a look at the Gold Personal Trainer package where there is additional free value-added courses included to the package. 

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Modules

  • Understand Anatomy and Physiology
  • Analyse biomechanical movements
  • Adapt exercises with biomechanically sound principles
  • Exercise and sport Physiology
  • Nutritional Fundamentals
  • Lead and Instruct Exercise Programmes for a variety of clientele
  • Motivational techniques for fitness and sport

Pricing

PAYMENT PLAN
R13200total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3400 (3 months)

DEBIT ORDER
R13200total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1288 (8 months)

PAYMENT PLAN
R23900total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3483 (6 months)

DEBIT ORDER
R23900total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1500 (14 months)

How to Study

Online

The Trifocus Fitness Academy online platform includes all assessments and course literature in one place that you can study from either your mobile phone or computer any time you like.

Trifocus’s online platform is bespoke to Trifocus. It includes:

  • Assessments
  • Interactive games
  • Progress trackers
  • Colourful illustrations
  • Trifocus ambassador videos

Please take note: If you choose this option, all study material is online. No hard copy assessment material will be sent to you.

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    SHADOWING HOURS FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS

    Becoming a fitness professional requires a lot more from you than just reading the course content! All South African Accredited Fitness Qualifications require the student to complete a stipulated number of experiential shadowing hours.

    You must complete and pass your fitness course because it will help you obtain work experience before entering the fitness industry.

    Trifocus Fitness Academy and teamed up with ShadowMe.Fitness to enable you to complete your certified fitness shadowing hours virtually. ShadowMe.Fitness has the world’s best fitness instructors demonstrating and upskilling you in your chosen fitness niche.

    Benefits of this include:

    • Faster completion of your Personal training course
    • Complete your certified shadowing hours in the comfort of your own home
    • Can be done from any device
    • Save on travel costs, gym entrance fees
    • No need to visit a gym or fitness studio to get your shadow hours
    • Your certified shadowing deck is authenticated through bespoke software
    • Lifetime access to your chosen fitness niche

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long will it take to complete the National Certificate of Personal Training Course?

    The National Certificate of Personal Training Course will take approximately 4 to 18 months to complete.


    Are there payment plans and discounts available for the National Certificate of Personal Training Course?

    Payments for the National Certificate of Personal Training Course can be made via Payfast, EFT, or by debit order (which is deducted on the last working day of every month). We offer an 18% discount if you pay the course fees upfront.


    Is there student support for the National Certificate of Personal Training Course?

    Yes, there are student support managers available to assist you from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.


    When can you start the National Certificate of Personal Training Course?

    The National Certificate of Personal Training course can be started at any time during the year.


    What are the requirements for the National Certificate of Personal Training?

    In order to register for the National Certificate of Personal Training course, we require a valid South African ID, or a valid passport if you reside outside of South Africa. You must have a Matric/Grade 12 certificate.


    What does Trifocus Fitness Academy’s online learning platform look like?

    Trifocus Fitness Academy’s online learning platform was built with the end-user in mind, offering students slides, videos, interactive games, and seamless downloads.


    What are the registration requirements for the National Certificate of Personal Training?

    To be qualified to partake in the National Certificate of Personal Training qualification, you need to possess Grade 12/Matric or NQF level 4. If you do not hold either then the gym instructor course can be taken as a bridging course.


    Why study National Certificate of Personal Training?

    This course is aimed at those who want to do Personal Training as a career. The course will enable you to spread your wings in the fitness arena.


    Where can you work with a National Certificate of Personal Training?

    You can work at private or commercial health clubs or gyms. You can even work on a cruise ship! Trifocus Fitness Academy gives you the opportunity to obtain an accredited qualification that is recognised both locally and internationally.


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